Drones Events

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Book Launch - Predator: The Secret Origins of the Drone Revolution

October 08, 2014 // 10:00am11:00am
The Predator was transformed in a shockingly short time from a flimsy remote-control airplane with a camera under its chin to the first killing device whose users could stalk and annihilate a targeted individual on the other side of the world from a position of utter invulnerability. Join us as author Richard Whittle and former National Security Council counter-terrorism senior adviser, Richard Clarke, discuss this controversial topic with the release of Whittle's new book: Predator: The Secret Origins of the Drone Revolution.

U.S.-Pakistan Security Relations: From 9/11 to 2011, with an Eye on 2014

May 14, 2013 // 4:00pm5:15pm
Asia Program
A timely discussion of the security partnership forged by two uneasy allies in the post-9/11 world.
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The Way of the Knife: The CIA, a Secret Army, and a War at the Ends of the Earth

April 11, 2013 // 4:00pm5:00pm
Asia Program
New York Times national security correspondent and former Wilson Center Public Policy Scholar Mark Mazzetti releases his new book on the CIA's shadow war.
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Director's Forum: The United States – Africa Partnership: The Last Four Years and Beyond

January 16, 2013 // 2:00pm3:30pm
Africa Program
Ambassador Carson reviewed the progress the United States and Africa have made together over the last four years in addressing Africa’s challenges and unlocking the continent’s potential, and will look ahead to some of the challenges Africa will face going forward.
John O. Brennan
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The Efficacy and Ethics of U.S. Counterterrorism Strategy

April 30, 2012 // 12:00pm1:15pm
International Security Studies
One year after the death of bin Laden, the White House’s top counter-terrorism expert John Brennan discussed the Administration’s ongoing efforts to destroy al Qaeda and its affiliates, as well as the standards and practices behind those efforts. In this Director's Forum, Brennan acknowledged the use of drone strikes against terrorists, and targeted killings overseas.
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Whither Pakistan-U.S. Relations? Looking Toward the Afghan Endgame and 2014

April 10, 2012 // 11:00am12:30pm
Asia Program
Reluctant allies, Pakistan and the US grudgingly need each other to reach shared goals: keeping Al Qaeda out of Afghanistan and structuring an orderly withdrawal of NATO forces. Wilson Center expert Zahid Hussain offers ways to thaw what right now is a “frozen” relationship.
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The State of the U.S.-Pakistan Relationship: A Discussion with Pervez Musharraf

July 21, 2011 // 11:00am12:00pm
Asia Program
Pervez Musharraf, a former president of Pakistan, offers his take on Pakistan's relations with the U.S.
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"What's the Matter with Mexico: Drugs, Dinosaurs, and Dithering"

April 12, 2011 // 12:00pm2:30pm
Mexico Institute
In a public forum cosponsored by the Wilson Center Mexico Institute and the Inter-American Dialogue, columnist Denise Dresser discussed the future of Mexican politics.
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Civilian Harm and Amends in Pakistan: Stories of Struggle and Survival

October 14, 2010 // 11:00am12:30pm
Asia Program
Christopher Rogers, Pakistan Field Fellow, Campaign for Innocent Victims in Conflict (CIVIC); Huma Yusuf, Wilson Center Pakistan Scholar
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Cries of Anguish: A Report on Pakistan's FATA

April 13, 2009 // 4:00pm5:15pm
Asia Program
Speaker: Khalid Aziz, Director, Institutional Capacity-Building, FATA Secretariat